Protect Confidential Information. We must each protect the integrity of confidential
information at all times.
You should not disclose confidential information to persons outside the company
unless they have a legitimate need for the information and they have been properly
authorized by company management to receive it. In order to protect confidential
information, you should take reasonable steps to ensure that it cannot be intentionally
or inadvertently discovered by persons outside the company. This requires you to
take reasonable steps to safeguard confidential information, such as keeping confidential
data in a secured location in your office or work area and not discussing confidential
information with co-workers in public areas, such as elevators and taxicabs.
Confidential information includes information related to the company's business
strategies and operations that have not been publicly released. It consists of information
such as pricing and financial data, marketing strategies, proprietary computer software,
inventions, information about planned mergers or acquisitions, information about
our fellow employees, and information about our subcontractors and vendors. It also
includes medical records and other types of patient data, the confidentiality of
which is generally protected under state law.
The company has or will have formal privacy policies, such as the Patient Specific
Medical Information Policy and policies adopted to comply with HIPAA. Employees
dealing with any information subject to these policies should be familiar with them
and abide by them at all times.
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